What the hell have I done to my knee?

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I slipped in the grass when running yesterday and landed on my knees. It hurt a bit, but not for long. I got up and brushed myself off and it was soon forgotten. This morning though, I must have turned in my sleep because I woke myself up shrieking. It felt as if someone was hammering a steel spike under my kneecap. There's nothing to see on my knee. No bruising or swelling. Just this horrible hot stabbing pain if I move the joint. On the (please excuse the) expletive scale from 'ouch' to 'Mary-mother-of-god-jesus-fucking-christ-what-did-I-do-to-deserve-this-agony?!!', I'd say the pain is about a 'fucking-christ!'.

 

I don't plan on going to the doctor today at least. It would be agony to get there and the doc might well just tell me to rest it a bit and it will heal on it's own. Only a masochist would not be resting it today anyway. If the pain doesn't go away eventually, I will go to the doctor, but for now it would help just to hear TT experiences.

 

Has anyone else injured themselves this way? How long did the pain last? What did you do for it?

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Book it today, go tomorrow. Do not fuck around when it comes to knees.

 

It may well be nothing, but better to go and be told that, than to not go and regret it down the line. Trust me.

 

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Thanks. I got a PM saying the same thing and suggesting a doc a bit closer to me. But how can this be? I mean, it was just an 'ouch' when I landed on it, and it's not even bruised or swollen. I can't figure what I've done to it. :huh:

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Yeah, I'd have it looked at, too.

 

I have intermittent pain in my right knee which is due to a partial ligament tear which I aggravate on occasion, but I've never had as much pain as what you describe. I've also torn my medial meniscus (cartilage) in my left knee, and that was only painful when the torn piece slipped out of place and poked out the side of my knee.

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I can recommend going to the Sport-Orthapaedie department of the Klinikum rechts der Isar, and in particular see Professor Imhoff

You can find the place at Conollstrasse, 32 (Behind the Olympiastadt)

I recently had ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) surgery and OATS treatment on my knee and they were great.

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In the meantime. Rest it, Ice it, put a Compression bandage on it and Elevate it. RICE.

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You might have injured the bursa - ask Grinner about that. With knees looking like they've been used as a pincushion I recommend getting yours looked at asap as in Emergency Room. Never, ever wait with joint injuries. I hope you feel better soon.

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Is a compression bandage just like a tight stocking? Isn't all that for swelling (which I don't have)? I was wishing I had a splint so I could immobilize it, as every little movement brings on the spike under the kneecap sensation.

I can't imagine biking today, which will really suck if this lasts, as I bike everywhere. :(

Whatsa bursa?

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It's a sack full of synovial fluid generally found in badly constructed joints (elbow, knee) to buffer the various bones, tendons and muscles meeting there.

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It won't be the bursa. The bursa is kinda "external" - it is only a few cells thick and acts as the protective covering on the knee. Grinner naffed his by kneeling for work (no he is not a gloryhole attendant as far as I know). I bursted mine on a small motorbike crash last month. Either way it will swell up.

 

Your sounds like an internal twist or tear. Miniscus or summat. Chances I think are very good that it will self-heal. Rest is the best thing. Always fixes my knees by not using the damn things! Knees are lazy.

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Thanks all for the advice. I think JE is right, as it's already feeling a lot better after giving it a bit of rest, some gentle movement, a soak in the tub and some aspirin. :)

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The other side of the coin being that if you neglect a knee injury you can be weel-messed up. I disregared bursitis after a tumble ice-skating (tripped over a beginner) one February and ended up with an operation in November.

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It won't be the bursa. The bursa is kinda "external" - it is only a few cells thick and acts as the protective covering on the knee. Grinner naffed his by kneeling for work (no he is not a gloryhole attendant as far as I know). I bursted mine on a small motorbike crash last month. Either way it will swell up.

 

Your sounds like an internal twist or tear. Miniscus or summat. Chances I think are very good that it will self-heal. Rest is the best thing. Always fixes my knees by not using the damn things! Knees are lazy.

I agree Johnny...it doesn't sound like a bursa injury...more than likely just a slight sprain of the patella tendon that runs over the kneecap.

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Mine was a gag. Can't go running...geddit?

It was a bit lame, though. ;)

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I twisted my ankle last week (not running but slipping as well), and I had barely any swelling or bruising, so I rested it, iced it, and it got better after a few days. It still hurts a little now every now and then (happened last week on Tuesday) so I have not started running again, but I want to tomorrow, if I can get myself to run after work. ;) But then I was not able to rest it that much, I did on Tuesday (went home early from work), but all the other days I worked and I do not get much of a chance to sit down at work.

 

If your knee does not feel any better over the weekend, I'd definitely see a doctor just to be safe (on Monday then, I guess) - it hardly costs a lot (the Praxisgebühr if you haven't been to the doctor yet this quarter), and sure, he may tell you the same you already know, but if it is more serious, you'll be glad you went to see him. The weekend should be enough time for it to recover quite a bit by itself, and a good chance for you to rest it as much as you can.

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